Here's something fun I've learned: a turbo can cook automotive oil, turning it into a sludge that chokes your engine. Here's what's more fun: there is pretty much no advance warning. It's a little surprise that just arrives one day -- usually a day when you're out of warranty.
Here's what the Car Talk guys call a turbo: a TBP (triple boat payment)!
I found all the paperwork and shipped it off to my friends at the dealership today. How much longer we will be friends remains to be seen.